Thursday, June 30, 2011


Saw this adorable Boston Terrier being tickled on TV this morning -- his reactions are hysterical.


In honor of singer, songwriter, artist and author Ed Rambeau's birthday and the beginning of summer, here is my choice to send him happy birthday wishes.  The song is Ed's hit "Summertime Guy".  Happy Birthday Ed!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Joys of True Friendship

A childhood friend of mine brought this to my attention and I thought it was so fabulous I wanted to share it with everyone.  Hope it brings a smile to your face as it did mine!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Caramia's Collection TUESDAY TREASURE...........

Don't miss out on this fabulous new vintage set of Raffiaware insulated tumblers!  What a great way to liven up you summer table, available at my eBay store Caramia's Collection.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

CELEBRATE Linda McCartney

In celebration of the exhibit,  Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery in NYC through July 29, 2011, one of my favorites from Sir Paul, "Maybe I'm Amazed". 

The Barbeque Song

Summer's finally here, the perfect time for outside cooking and eating.  Have you had your first barbeque of the season yet? 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Caramia's Collection SATURDAY TREASURE...........

Classic Ralph Lauren Polo traditional "Yarmouth" men's shirt -- available at Caramia's Collection.

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Summer is here and Caramia's Collection, the eBay store, has been slashing prices and adding free US shipping on some items.  Please stop by and visit and maybe you will find a treasure you can't pass up! 

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Congratulations POWERSELLINGMOM!!

For those of you who follow my blog or are aware of my eBay store, Caramia's Collection, you know I have an eBay mentor, Danna Crawford aka PowerSellingMom.  I am proud to share that my friend and mentor has been chosen to be a featured speaker at eBay On Location in Orlando, September 7-8, 2011.  If you are local or if you can just make it, don't miss out on what Danna has to share.  She is not only a fabulous business person, but an inspiration as well.  My hat is off to Danna and offering my sincerest congratulations to her on this major achievement! Go Danna!!!

Today in BEATLES History

On June 23, 1940, in Beatles history, John Lennon's friend Stuart Sutcliffe was born and became the original bass player for the Beatles.  Sutcliffe was at times referred to as "the fifth Beatle".  He left the group to pursue a solo career in art and became engaged to photographer, Astrid Kirchherr.  Sadly, Sutcliffe died young, in 1962.

Happy Birthday to Stuart Sutcliffe.

Getting Motivated Today for #eBay Listing PLD

Participating with the members of
to list items on ebay today as part of this challenge it is a great motivator!
Follow along on twitter with the hashtag #volpld

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
       - John Heywood, sixteenth-century English poet

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Caramia's Collection TUESDAY TREASURE...........

For the artist in all of us, here's a fun kit currently for sale and "on sale" in my eBay store Caramia's Collection.  Hope you find it interesting and worthy of a new home.

Monday, June 20, 2011

JULIANNA MARGULIES Wins Critics' Choice Award

Congratulations to Julianna Margulies on her Critics' Choice win for Best Actress in a drama series for her role in "The Good Wife" -- well deserved!

Caramia's Collection MONDAY TREASURE...........

Maxi dresses and tribal prints are all the rage.  Don't miss out on this fabulous treasure at Caramia's Collection by BILA.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


So sad over the passing of the fabulous, talented musician Clarence Clemons.  I had the privilege of seeing and hearing him live -- he will be greatly missed.


Cat-eyes, the sultry make-up look big in the '60's is back with a vengeance.  Here's a simple tutorial giving you easy steps to create two versions of the look that you can do at home.


In another nod to one of my faves of the '60's The Monkees, here to celebrate Sunday and Father's Day, The Monkees performing "Pleasant Valley Sunday".

Saturday, June 18, 2011

More MONKESS............"I Wanna Be Free"

A song I absolutely loved ages ago and heard performed last night is "I Wanna Be Free".  Davy commented how he always got the girl on the show and how they showed them both with "stars in their eyes" -- times then were so different and innocent.  Hope you enjoy this, I'm still smiling from hearing it in person.

Celebrate Saturday with SATURDAY'S CHILD

Caramia's Collection had amazing seats at The Monkess 45th anniversary reunion tour last night.  What a wild trip back into the '60's with great music and an ongoing video show of highlights of the history of The Monkees, their music, TV show and their lives.  It was great to see that Davy Jones is still adorable and agile enough to do his dances that made girls swoon back in the day.  Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork were fabulous as their great comical talented selves.  After all these years, the three really know how to work off each other and put on a great show.


Caramia's Collection is sending out the happiest of birthday wishes to the "cute" Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Summer is almost here and it's watermelon season.  My mom was very creative and really knew how to throw a party.  With my birthday coming up, I've been thinking about her and remembering the fun things she used to do to make my parties special.  I found this project on Youtube to share with you.  My mother's end result was a little different, but once you have the general idea, go with it using your own design sense.  It brought back great memories, hope you enjoy this.


Snowglobes or snowdomes are lovely little worlds inside a "bubble".  Some are silly or kitschy, others gorgeous artistic pieces.  Whatever your taste, there is bound to be a snowglobe that appeals to you, a great place to get "lost in" for a moment or two.
Caramia's Collection has a selection of snowglobes and will be listing more and more.  Please stop by and take a look and if the one you want isn't there today, it may be tomorrow.  Feel free to contact me to see if I have the one you're looking for.

Click here to visit Caramia's Collection snowglobes


In celebration of Sir Paul's newest concert dates, I'm posting my all time favorite Paul song from his days in The Beatles, "I Will".  Enjoy.

Who Doesn't Love Minnie Mouse?

Who doesn't love the World of Disney?  How many little girls grow into big girls who still love Minnie Mouse? 
Caramia's Collection's eBay store has two fabulous Minnie Mouse pieces and they are looking for new homes -- hope you will stop by and take a look.

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Virtual Online Learning and Me

One of the luckiest internet finds I made was meeting PowerSellingMom, Danna Crawford.  Danna introduced me, actually coaxed me, as I am so not a joiner, into joining Virtual Online Learning.  At the time, I figured, what have I got to lose.  I totally paid no attention to my membership in the beginning, so like me, and with Danna's "prodding" I made myself more visible there.  Well, it turns out that I have met virtual friends who give me daily inspiration and have gained endless knowledge from this fabulous site.
I encourage any seller on eBay, serious or hobby seller to join VOL, you will not be sorry.

Caramia's Collection WEDNESDAY TREASURE...........

Just listed a fabulous vintage, unisex Ralph Lauren Polo Sport cap in my eBay store, Caramia's Collection -- stop by and take a look!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Caramia's Collection TUESDAY TREASURE...........

These vintage shoes are so fabulous and for sale in my eBay store, Caramia's Collection.  They look like they were borrowed from the costume department of Mad Men.

Open Your Mind To Denim

Denim jeans have always been a staple piece in most closets, but this Spring denim shirts, vests and jackets are ruling the world of fashion.  I've seen demin shoes, bags and skirts as well.  When in doubt, wear denim!

Visit my eBay store for a great selection of denim pieces

Anthony Weiner Doll, please enough...............

So, I try not to be political but this is just too much.  As a native New Yorker and someone who has watched the rise and potential fall of Congressman Anthony Weiner, I must say, in my opinion, enough is enough.  Today on the news I saw that there is now an anatomically correct Anthony Weiner doll on the market!  I find this appalling and a sad commentary on our society -- when is the rush to "cash in" considered too much!?  In no way to I condone his behavior he still has an innocent wife and family that need to be considered.


The latest Hollywood trend in hair fashion is feather extensions -- what do you think, would you try this?

Happy Flag Day

Today, June 14th is Flag Day in the US.  Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Caramia's Collection SUNDAY TREASURE...........

For all Chanel fans, here is a "One Girl Who" cardigan that I have listed in my eBay store.  It has the classic lines of a Chanel piece and is quite unique.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Caramia's Collection SATURDAY TREASURE...........

How great is this jacket -- a fun take on a classic motorcycle jacket!  Add a little spice to your outfit with this classic piece with a funky twist!

Friday, June 10, 2011


"Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them."
-----------Coco Chanel

Caramia's Collection FRIDAY TREASURE...........

Found this fabulous bag that needs a loving owner -- it is a new, sample that was made for Lord & Taylor private label.   The bag could possibly be one of a kind, no indication if it was ever put into production which would make it even more special!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

No Sew T-Shirt Pillow DIY

Sometimes we have a t-shirt that has sentimental value and want to hold onto it but not wear it.   I recently found one such t-shirt that Hugh Jackman signed for my daughter several years ago when we saw him on Broadway.  So, instead of keeping it tucked away in a closet, I found this great DIY and plan on trying it.  I love the idea that it doesn't involve sewing.

Caramia's Collection THURSDAY TREASURE...........

What a great find, right out of Mad Men,  a vintage Ruth Saltz handbag!  Which character do you think would wear this?  Metallics are always a classic and here is a really special bag that can easily be dressed up or down.

Click here for a description and more photos.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Caramia's Collection MONDAY X-MEN TREASURE...........

With the new X-MEN movie all the rage, I thought I'd share a great collectible currently waiting for a "new home" in my eBay store, Caramia's Collection.

COCO CHANEL Quote of the Day

"A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion."
-----Coco Chanel

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Caramia's Collection SUNDAY TREASURE...........

As a baby boomer, I have a certain fondness for music and items that bring back memories of growing up in the mid century.  As an avid fan of Mad Man, out of the corner of my eye one night, I caught a set decoration that reminded me of a craft that was so big in the '60's called Gravel Art.  Gravel Art was part of my life -- my mother loved doing it.  I have a collection that I am parting with slowly hoping the pieces find new homes where they will be loved.  Here's a great set of Calypso music performers I currently have at auction in my eBay store.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011


Today, I decided to take some down time from my eBay store and took my daughter to see "Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides".  First let me say we are huge fans of Johnny Depp, so we would probably go see him in anything!  With that said, we did like this latest version.  Though not as funny as the first (our favorite) and missing some major characters (Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley), the movie did keep our attention and there were plenty of laughs and great effects.  One highlight for me was the return of Keith Richards as Johnny Depp's father -- I think the character is so spot on!  So, if you are looking for a little fun, we recommend Pirates -- it's great entertainment.

Click here to view a great pirate scarf.

Caramia's Collection SATURDAY TREASURE...........

Sometimes the only thing we really need to make a great fashion "statement" is a fabulous bag.  This unique piece is listed in my eBay store Caramia's Collection along with another similar one in a different color combination.  I can guarantee you will not see yourself coming and going when carrying this unusual bag!


What a different time it was in the '60's -- hope you enjoy this video as much as I did.  The images and music brought back such great memories.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


As the mother of a new graduate, I am proud and sending out my heartfelt congratulations to all the other parents and new grads!  I came across this quote and thought this was a great time to share it......

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
-----Milton Berle

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Caramia's Collection WEDNESDAY TREASURE...........

As an eBay seller, I come across some really interesting things.  I love finding new homes for "orphaned" items. 
Here's a beautiful Carnival Glass butter dish that would look great in your collection or a great way to begin one!

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